February 22, 2005 - Georgia Highlands College


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Floyd College - Rome, Georgia
February 22, 2005
Vol. 34, #5
Six Mile Post Online
College committed to recycling despite
eyewitness accounts to contrary
By Sandy Watkins
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Janitors at Floyd College are
consistently throwing away
recyclables with the regular garbage according to eyewitness accounts from faculty and staff.
Doug Webb, physical plant
director, said, “If this is going on,
I’m not aware of it. Not one person has reported this to me. I’m
completely accessible by email.
If the faculty and staff don’t report a problem to me, I can’t do
anything about it. As far as I’m
concerned, we are and will continue to follow Floyd College’s
policy to recycle.”
When the custodial staff
empties the containers, they visually inspect the containers for
contaminants. If there are food
remnants, liquids or unsorted
wastes mixed in with the
recyclables the whole container
is dumped with the garbage because the recyclable waste becomes unusable.
Nikki Estes, a nursing major from Rome, said, “I’m not really sure which can is for what
in the classrooms, and I might
have put things in the wrong one
on the way out.” Estes added, “I
didn’t know the recycling helped
the student emergency fund. I
think that more people would recycle if they knew. I know I will
do more if it helps supply the
“I didn’t know about it. I
think recycling for the fund is a
good idea. I will do more to recycle if it will help the student
fund,” said Mike Jones, a business major from Adairsville.
Not all of the college’s recycling efforts go toward the student emergency fund. Webb said
that because Rome Recycling
picks up the paper products
twice weekly, no profits are received from paper, which is the
See Page 7.
College name change
to be voted on soon
By Amanda Cordle
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Photo by Jessica Keener
Kristin Rogers, an early childhood education major from
Calhoun, puts a bottle in the plastic recycables container.
Money from the recycables go to the student emergency fund.
largest volume of recyclable materials from Floyd College.
Wayne Harrison, facility inventory analyst at Floyd, takes
the plastic and aluminum can
recyclables to the recycling center for the student emergency
fund. Harrison said, “I really do
it to keep the stuff out of the landfill. Truthfully, we get almost
nothing for it, less than half a
penny a pound. I’ve taken truckloads of cans for less than 20 dollars. It’s almost costing more to
do it than we make off of it. I do
it because it’s the right thing to
do for the environment.”
The dark trash cans in the
classrooms are repositories for
garbage. The blue cans in the
classrooms are for recyclable paper only. Green receptacles in
the major hallways are labeled
for plastic bottles. Adjacent to
those are companion receptacles
for aluminum cans.
“Education is the key to successful recycling. Students and
staff need to keep recyclables
separate. It only takes one
person’s carelessness to contaminate an entire receptacle.
When this happens, the custodial staff has no choice but to
dump the container into the garbage,” said Webb.
The disputed Floyd College
name change should be voted on
by the Board of Regents by April.
For the past couple of years,
there has been discussion concerning changing Floyd College’s
name. Recently this issue has
become much more pressing.
Just before the Board of Regents was scheduled to vote on
the college’s name on Feb. 1, the
“Rome News-Tribune” ran a
story about the proposal for a
new name. The Jan. 29 story revealed to many in the community
for the first time that the college
would be getting a new name.
Shortly after the “Rome
News-Tribune” ran the name
change story and Rome Mayor
Ronnie Wallace wrote a letter to
Dr. Randy Pierce, Floyd College
president, raising questions
about the change, Pierce announced he would request the
decision on the name change be
Floyd College students had
already been informed of the
pending name change in a front
page story in the Oct. 19 “Six Mile
Post,” in which Pierce discussed
the reason for the name change
and some possible options.
According to Pierce, the name
change proposal was officially
put before the Board of Regents
in October. Prior to that, several
focus groups consisting of leaders
in the community as well as
Floyd College students and faculty were put together to consider possible new names. The
top two names the focus groups
settled on were Georgia Northwestern College and Etowah College.
Although Georgia Northwestern was the most popular among
the focus groups, other schools in
Northwest Georgia felt that it
was too inclusive, according to
Dana Davis, director of college
Floyd College’s first president, Dr. David B. McCorkle, who
thinks a name change is inevitable, said, “I want it to be Georgia Northwestern but other
schools objected.”
The top three names preferred by Floyd College’s faculty
and staff other than Georgia
Northwestern College, according
to an informal survey conducted
by the college, are Georgia Foothills, Georgia Heritage and Georgia Highlands College. The name
Etowah College has been withdrawn from consideration.
Despite the name being rejected once by the Board of Regents, Pierce plans to resubmit
the Georgia Northwestern College name because it has been
consistently the most popular
choice in focus groups and other
Floyd College was originally
named after Floyd County because of the tax referendum that
was enacted there to help raise
money for a public college. Pierce
said, “Thirty-five years ago, when
there was one campus the name
was appropriate.”
Now that Floyd has expanded
to have campuses outside of
Floyd County and will have a
new campus in Bartow County
that can accommodate 2,500 students, Pierce said there should be
a name that represents everyone
from every county.
“We feel like it [a name
change] is necessary because the
institution has become a multicampus and multi-regional institution and ‘Floyd’ does not reflect
the institution. It’s time to go to
the next step,” Pierce said.
Not only will there be the new
Bartow campus, but Floyd College is currently looking to set up
campuses in both Cobb and
Cherokee Counties.
Page 2, SIX MILE POST, February 22, 2005
FC/Darton College medical
lab tech student scores high
By Amy Waters
[email protected]
Assistant Editor
Stephanie Beauregard, a student in the collaborative Floyd
College/Darton College medical
lab technology program, recently
made the highest score of any
MLT graduate in Darton
College’s history on the American Society for Clinical Pathology
board exams.
The MLT boards are given by
the American Society for Clinical
Pathology and the test certifies
that individuals are knowledgeable enough to perform medical
laboratory work, according to
Passing this test is required
before a graduate can actually
work in the medical lab technology field.
“Floyd College offering this
online program gave me the opportunity to pursue a degree that
otherwise I would not have been
able to pursue,” said Beauregard.
She went on to add that the instructors here at Floyd and at
Darton were excellent. “They
were very knowledgeable and
Scoring the test is very complex, according to Shannon
Collins, clinical director of medical lab technology, because each
question is weighted based on its
difficulty. Collins went on to say,
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Scuba diving in the Bahamas allows students to see
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Deadline for Bahamas
trip fast approaching
By K. Kimbrough
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Contributed photo
Stephanie Beauregard, FC/Darton College MLT student,
scored higher on the ASCP boards than any other in Darton’s
“A minimum score of 400 is required to pass. Stephanie more
than doubled that.”
The two-year associate’s degree program is a joint partnership with Darton College in Albany, Ga. The program allows
students to take core classes and
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March 1 is the deadline to
sign up to take part in Floyd
College’s first trip to the Bahamas.
Space is limited to 20 students.
Students who participate in
this study abroad program can
earn two hours of physical education credit in basic scuba and
four hours of physical science
The basic cost for the trip is
$1,200, but students should expect to pay approximately $600
to $800 more for tuition and other
miscellaneous expenses.
Pre-trip meeting dates are
May 16 through 19, and will include both class and pool sessions
where students will be instructed
in basic scuba certification.
At these sessions students
will also be instructed on the
principles of physical science
with emphasis on the physics of
fluids, oceanic and atmospheric
circulation patterns as well as
the marine ecosystem.
The travel dates are May 20
through May 27.
Billy Morris, associate professor of geology, and Mark
Pergrem, instructor of physics,
are coordinating the trip.
In June Morris will also take
Geology 1121K and 1122K
classes to Wyoming to study rock
and mineral identification,
stratigraphy, paleontology, as
well as structure, topographic
and geologic mapping.
The dates for the trip are
June 5 through the 19. The Wyoming trip has been filled to capacity.
For more information, contact Morris at [email protected]
[email protected].
Peer educators plan to poll
students on alcohol/drug use
By Jeff Denmon
[email protected]
Staff Writer
The Drug/Alcohol Awareness
peer educators are currently
meeting and training for a few
activities for the month of March
and also for the CORE survey, a
national survey designed to measure students’ habits in the use
of alcohol and drugs.
The group, now known as
TRASH (Teaching Responsible
Alcohol Substance and Highway
Safety), will poll 10 percent of the
student population, about 350
students in Floyd College during
certain FCST classes, PE 1010
classes and possibly psychology
and sociology classes.
The members of TRASH will
attend the Regional Convention
Area Conference of Baccus and
Gamma at Freeman University
in Greenville, S. C., Feb. 25
through Feb. 27.
TRASH and John Spranza,
director of student life, have Safe
Spring Break Week planned for
March 14 through March 18, the
week before Spring Break, and
will feature the members of
TRASH speaking to students on
alcohol, drug and seat belt awareness.
February 22, 2005, SIX MILE POST, Page 3
‘SMP’ wins 19 awards
Board of Regents imposes new
exemption rules for Regents’ Test from State Press Assoc.
By Randie Mayo
[email protected]
Staff Writer
The Board of Regents has
imposed new exemption rules for
the writing section of the Regents’ Test.
The Board of Regents made
the decision early this year. The
policy is being instituted at
Floyd College in spring semester
of 2005.
According to Phyllis Chunn,
coordinator of the Assessment
Center, the new exemption rules
consider SAT and ACT scores
and grades from English 1101.
Now a student is exempt
from taking the writing test if he/
she earns either an SAT I score
of 530 or higher and an “A” grade
in English 1101, or a 590 on the
SAT I and a “B” in English 1101.
The rules also apply to the
ACT. If a student receives an
English score of 23 or higher and
earns an“A” in English 1101, or
has a ACT English score of 26 or
above and a “B” in English 1101,
the criteria has been met.
According to Regents’ policy,
students enrolled in transfer degree programs are required to
pass both parts of the Georgia Regents’ Test before a completing
45 semester hours of credit unless they are exempt from taking
the test based on the Board of Regents’ rules.
The new exemptions policy is
effective immediately and applies to all students. “As long as
the students have the appropriate grades, no matter where they
received them, they do not have
to take the test,” Chunn said.
According to Chunn, students
taking the Regents’ Writing
Remediation classes who now
qualify for exemption are allowed
to drop the course. “It’s up to
them whether they want to drop
out of the class,” she said. “However, there is a possibility that
dropping out could impact their
financial aid and full time student status.”
The exemptions were the result of a study to find a correlation between the SAT and ACT
scores and success on the Regents’ Test.
Students and teachers have
mixed views on the policy. Rita
Lee, an early childhood education
major from Buchanan, said, “I
think it’s a great idea because
some students won’t have to take
the test over and over again.”
Kim Yarborough, an English
major from Rockmart said, “It
sucks because it was installed too
late for the rest of us.”
“It’s a nice thing to do for students,” said Dr. Adetutu Abatan,
an assistant professor of English
at Floyd College. “I think it will
encourage students to do better
in English and will help ease test
The summer Regents’ Test
will be given on July 12, at 9
a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m on FC’s
Rome campus. The last day to
register is June 17.
‘Old Red Kimono’ deadline nears
By Seth Acuff
[email protected]
Staff Writer
The submissions deadline for
Floyd College’s fine arts and literary magazine is fast approaching.
The “Old Red Kimono” (ORK)
has been publishing poetry, short
fiction and artwork created by
Floyd college students, faculty
and staff members since the early
The ORK was started to
supplement Floyd’s creative writing classes almost 30 years ago.
Much of the content is submitted
by FC students and faculty.
Submissions to the ORK can
be made by any Floyd College
student or faculty members and
writings from around the nation
are also accepted for review and
possible publication. Poetry,
prose and artwork submitted will
be considered for admission to
the magazine by the ORK’s student editing staff.
“The ORK is produced here in
Rome, but travels far. We send
copies to libraries around the
world,” said faculty editorial adviser and FC associate professor
By Jacki Padgett
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Floyd College’s student newspaper, the “Six Mile Post,” came
home with a total of 19 awards
presented at the Georgia College
Press Association’s annual press
institute held Feb. 5 in Macon.
Best Campus Community
Service Awards included second
place in Sports and third place
in Features, Editorial Excellence
and News. The SMP also received second place in the Improvement and General Advertising Excellence categories, as
well as third place in General
Photography Excellence.
The SMP took third place in
the Best Newspaper Website category, competing against both
two- and four-year college online
Atteka Abdou won the Impact
Award for her editorial cartoons.
Abdou was chosen for this award
from among all two-year and
four-year college’s entries.
Other individual award winners include the late Rick Climer,
who won a first place award for
Best Sports Photography.
Lindy Dugger, assistant edi-
Cultural Awareness
Society plans trips
David Winters
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Photo by Josh Grubb
Randie Mayo, education major from Tallapoosa and assistant
student editor of the “Old Red Kimono,” reviews some entries
sent to the ORK by Floyd College students.
of English, Dr. Nancy Applegate.
According to Applegate, the
ORK is listed in the “Poets Market” and has received submissions from states including California, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
“We have received letters
from as far away as Denmark and
Japan,” said Lanelle Daniel,
ORK faculty editorial adviser
and associate professor of English at FC.
All submissions for this year’s
issue of the ORK must be made
by Feb. 28.
Prizes are offered for the best
creative writing piece and for
best artwork.The awards are
$50, $20 and $10 for first, second and third place respectively,
in each category.
The Cultural Awareness Society is sponsoring two events for
Black History Month.
The first will be a trip to the
State of the Black Union 2005:
“Road to Health and Defining the
African American Agenda” in
Atlanta on Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. at New Birth Missionary
Baptist Church.
Some of the invited speakers
include Rev. Jesse Jackson,
Harry Belafonte, Rev. Al
Sharpton, Jackie-Joyner Kersee
and Marian Wright.
The second is a trip to the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum
on March 5. Included in the trip
are a tour of the museum, Kelly
Ingram Park and the 16th Street
Baptist Church.
Each trip costs $5 to attend.
Interested participants may
sign up in the Office of Student
tor of the SMP, received second
place in the Best Sports Story
category and the Best News
Based on Interpretive or Investigative Reporting category.
Third place for Best Review
went to Ashley Morris, and Editor Sam Chapman took third
place in the Best News Article
Based on Objective Reporting
Former “Six Mile Post” staff
members won awards as well for
their work at the paper. Bobby
Moore won first place in the Best
Feature Story category and second place in the Best News Article Based on Objective Reporting category.
McCombs received third place in
the Best Sports Story category,
and Joanna Selman won third
place in the Best Editorial or Feature Photograph category. Jason
Sapp was awarded third place in
the Best Column category.
Ten “Six Mile Post” staff
members and two advisers attended the press institute at the
Crowne Plaza, which concluded
with a banquet lunch followed by
the presentation of awards.
Awards were based on newspapers printed during the 2004
calendar year.
Are You a Career
Do you need help with
Tuition and Fees?
Child Care?
Travel Expenses?
You may qualify for financial
help through WIA (the
Workforce Investment Act)!
WIA is a federally funded
program that assists eligible
students with low income or
who have been laid off from
Contact the Counseling and
Career Services Office at Floyd
College for more information
on how WIA can help you.
Page 4, SIX MILE POST, February 22, 2005
Financial aid refunds sent later than many colleges’
By Lindy Dugger
[email protected]
Assistant Editor
Student financial aid refunds
were mailed Feb. 8 – a total of 31
days after the start of spring semester classes.
A number of University System colleges process financial aid
checks more promptly.
For example, Dalton State
dispersed financial aid money to
students on Jan. 6, and Southern
Poly distributed checks in the
second week of the spring semester. Waycross College’s student
checks were available for pickup
on Jan. 24. Kennesaw State’s
financial aid money was distributed by the end of January.
However, Valdosta State’s
checks were not available until
Feb. 1. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College distributed its
money Feb. 4.
“The money isn’t late,” said
Dr. Ron Shade, vice president of
student development at Floyd
College, who oversees the financial aid process. “In fact, I believe
we’re actually ahead of last year
at this date.”
According to Kelly Gribble,
director of financial aid, financial
aid money for spring semester
2004 was distributed at the end
of last February.
The Floyd College Spring
2005 Academic Calendar said financial aid refunds were to be
processed and sent to students
Feb. 7-11. “This is the first time
we’ve published a date,” said
“The excess refund amount is
usually held to a certain point in
the term until the registrar can
confirm students [who receive financial aid] are actually attending their classes,” said Shade.
These financial aid refunds
Maymester and summer student advising
and class registration to begin soon
By Alissa Troutman
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Early registration for
Maymester begins March 28. Advising begins March 14.
“Maymester classes begin
May 11 and go through May 27.
May 30 is a holiday and the exams are scheduled for May 31,”
said Eileen Walker, advising coordinator at Floyd College.
During Maymester, students
work at an accelerated pace.
Walker stated, “Each class day is
equivalent to one week, so students need to be aware of the
class’ intensity. Many students
do quite well, because they say
they do not have time to forget!”
Students may receive credit
for classes that last 15 weeks in
only three weeks, though the
choice of classes is limited.
Brenda Grissom, an LPN
bridge to RN major from Rome,
said, “I took two classes last May,
FCCS 1100 and nutrition. They
both included projects which
made them really tough.”
She also added that there was
not much time for her family, and
she did not recommend students
taking more than two classes.
In contrast, nursing/education major Nicole Duck of Rome
likes Maymester.
“Wham Bam Thank you Mam
and we’re done. It’s a very easy
way to knock out your core curriculum. I just loved it and I’m
going to do it again,” Duck said.
Maymester classes may be
taken alone or in combination
with other summer classes.
In addition to Maymester,
there will be full term summer
classes and also two short summer sessions.
refer specifically to excess monies from the HOPE scholarship
and the Pell grant.
According to Gribble, scholarship monies from organizations
separate from the State of Georgia will be dispersed sporadically
as the money is received and processed.
Stratford Loans are distributed depending on when applications are received.
“I don’t know the process
other schools have in place to get
the checks out when they do,”
said Shade.
Gribble said that while a “major upgrade” of the college’s Banner software program, used in
student recordkeeping, did delay
processing time for the refund
checks, it did not necessarily delay the refund time. “Usually we
begin processing financial aid
during the [semester] break but
with the system upgrade, we
weren’t able to do that,” said
According to Gribble, there
was a “glitch in HOPE disbursement” that was explained in an
email to all students sent via the
Office of Student Life.
This email, sent on Jan. 4,
stated, “Due to a technical issue,
some of you may have noticed you
were awarded the HOPE scholarship for Spring before the holidays, but now it is not showing
up. This is simple to correct, no
need to worry. If you fall into this
category, you can email your
name and last four digits of your
social security number to
[email protected] or stop by the
Enrollment Management offices
if you’re on campus.”
The email also stated that
students would not lose their
schedules after the Jan. 6 fee payment deadline if their HOPE
money had not yet been paid.
According to Shade, Floyd
College students received $5 million in financial aid money last
Wayne Jones, comptroller at
Floyd College, said all financial
aid money from the state is transferred in lump sums by electronic
transfer to Floyd College’s generic bank account. Once FC receives notification that the
money is in the bank, the money
is moved to a separate account for
financial aid.
“Between the time we get the
money and it is distributed to students, we don’t draw interest,”
said Jones. “Basically, we can’t,
because it’s not ours.”
Any questions about financial
aid can be directed to the Financial Aid Office at (706) 295-6311.
However, Gribble encouraged
students to email questions
[email protected] .
‘FC Bytes’ editor encourages students
to enter contests sponsored by webzine
By Jacki Padgett
[email protected]
Staff Writer
“FC Bytes,” Floyd College’s
online magazine, is sponsoring
several contests this semester in
order to promote the webzine.
“Last year’s contests were a
lot of fun,” said Amanda Cordle,
student editor for “FC Bytes.”
“We hope that students will take
part in these contests and make
them as successful as the past
‘Bytes’ contests have been.”
“Bytes” is hosting the fourth
annual “The Best Photography
Contest in the World” contest.
Contact information is required
with all submissions. Color and
black and white photos will be accepted. Computer altered or enhanced photographs are ineligible.
“Bytes” is also sponsoring
“The Official Burger of FC Bytes”
contest. Students and faculty
may nominate the restaurant,
diner or food chain they believe
makes the best burger. A panel
of judges will try all nominated
burgers and name the winner.
The person who nominated the
winning burger will receive a
free burger paid for by “FC
Photo by Noah Clark
Dr. Jon Hershey, professor of English at Floyd College and
faculty adviser for “FC Bytes,” looks over “Bytes” editor
Amanda Cordle’s shoulder while Cordle examines electronic
entries to “The Best Photography Contest in the World.”
Bytes.” All nominees must be
available within the Floyd College service area of Northwest
The “No F.U. for Us” contest
has been created in response to
the college’s proposed name
chance and possible additions of
four year programs. Students
and faculty may submit suggested new names for Floyd College.
Prizes will be awarded in all
contests. All “FC Bytes” contests
are open to students, faculty,
alumni and staff.
Entries to all contests may be
[email protected] or left at the Office of Student Life. The deadline
for all submissions is Feb. 28.
“FC Bytes” can be found on
the internet at www.floyd.ed/
Floyd College is looking for
a new name.The idea behind
needing a name change is the
fact that we are a multi-campus and multi-county institution.
The name Floyd College,
derived from the county where
people paid for the original
college campus, is no longer
considered appropriate.
Georgia Northwestern was
once a proposed name option
for Floyd College.
The University System of
Georgia has many two-year
colleges named after the region they serve. Middle Georgia College in Cochran serves
middle Georgia, East Georgia
College in Swainsboro serves
east Georgia and South Georgia College in Douglas serves
south Georgia residents.
It is reported that this
name was shot down by other
institutions in Georgia that
felt the name would be too
dominant of the northwest
In this geographic area, a
lot of directional/regional
names are already taken. Examples of this are West Georgia College, Coosa Valley
Technical College and North
Georgia College.
One of the other proposed
name changes for Floyd College was Etowah College. It
has been reported that this
name was suggested because
the Etowah River runs
through the counties that
Floyd College services. Many
students, Floyd County citizens and other “Etowah”
named entities did not like
this suggestion.
Some say they did not like
this name because it stimulated thoughts of Cartersville
(Etowah Indian Mounds, the
Etowah Education Founda-
tion and 14 other listings in
the Cartersville phonebook
are named Etowah).
Floyd College responded to
these concerns by officially
withdrawing Etowah College
as one of the suggested names.
It began as Floyd College,
it should end as Floyd College.
But since a name change has
been declared inevitable,
Georgia Northwestern is the
our next choice.
Although it was taken off
the table at the beginning, it
has been the top choice and favorite among the majority
that has had the opportunity
to vote on the passing of the
name - even after being told
it could no longer be an option.
But whatever name is decided on we will still have the
same classes, the same teachers and the same parking
spots. This is just a transition,
not a new beginning.
Practice self-defense and get a souven-‘ear’
Not long ago, a friend and I
found ourselves cornered. Behind us was a fake plant and a
wall, in front of us a bowlegged
man who was either drunk or
mentally inept – hard to tell.
Behind him, the doorway, our
only escape. He staggered towards us, called us “nice girls”
then reached out as if he was
trying to pet us.
Fortunately, we were able
to quickly duck out of the
slightly comical situation and
hightail it away.
It wasn’t until later that I
realized what trouble we could
have been in.
Popular culture has lied to
us all, with TV distorting the reality of physical human limitations and giving us a false sense
of security and immortality. Superman is dead and so is Bruce
Lee. And any movies involving
rappers or flying Japanese
people, well, you get the point.
The issue of self-defense not
only applies to women. Everyone is vulnerable. Therefore, in
the spirit of civic duty I have
compiled a list of a few things
you can do if threatened and
some tips on how to help avoid
the situation entirely.
Editor’s Box
By Lindy Dugger
[email protected]
Assistant Editor
1. Refrain from wearing
baggy or “easy access” clothing,
especially when alone in unfamiliar public areas.
2. If threatened use your best
non-library voice to alert anyone
within the area about your unfortunate predicament.
3. If confronted by a mugger,
toss the item in question away
from your body, so the he or she
must leave you to retrieve it.
4. The purse can be a magnificent weapon, the average
woman’s medieval battle flail.
Wrapping the strap around the
wrist can position the bag for an
easy and accurate swing.
5. Pepper spray is easily portable. Be sure to get OC type pepper spray, which is designed to
work best on humans, and not
that for bears or dogs.
6. Consider buying a stun gun
or a taser.
7. When walking alone to
your car, hold your car key between your thumb and index fin-
ger with the pointed key part
away from your hand. This allows for a quick jab if necessary.
8. The elbows and the knees
are seen as some of the strongest parts of the body. Aim for
softer, more vulnerable areas
such as the groin, midsection,
shins and neck.
9. And finally, it only takes
an average seven pounds of
pressure to rip off a human ear.
Be smart. Take a self-defense course. Only use defense
techniques when in mortal danger (in other words, use careful
discretion between annoying
relatives and serial rapists).
Understand the consequences of your actions. Know
local laws concerning pepper
spray, self-defense and the
forceful removal of apendages,
including ears.
But seriously, folks, you’re
not Jackie Chan or that chick
from “Resident Evil.” Be careful.
FC focus group in action
Artwork by Jenn Smith, 2005
A college by any other name
February 22, 2005, SIX MILE POST, Page 5
SMP Staff Reunion! * *
Know any old SMP staffers? Let ’em know!
Contact Dr. Kristie Kemper at [email protected] for more info.
[email protected]
Six Mile Post
Sam Chapman
Assistant Online Editor
Jamie Bennett
Chief Photographer
Josh Grubb
Bethany Holt
Jessica Keener
Assistant Print Editors
Amy Waters
Lindy Dugger
Business Manager
Betsy Wadsworth
Erin Gray
Noah Clark
Staff Writers
Ashley Morris
Amanda Cordle
Jacki Padgett
Becky Crooks
Sandy Watkins
Jeff Denmon
David Winters
Katherine Kimbrough
Alex Kekel
Randie Mayo
Crystal Belden
Dustin Taylor
Chris Bishop
Alissa Troutman
Seth Acuff
Hartwell Brooks
Tony Potts
Atteka Abdou
Kristie Kemper
Jenn Smith
Assistant Adviser
Fred Green
Online Consultant
Jeannie Blakely
The “Six Mile Post” (named after the old railroad station and trading post once
located where the college is now) publishes seven print and online issues a year and is
funded through student activity fees and ad revenue.
Letters to the Editor may be brought to the SMP office, emailed to
[email protected], or mailed to Editor, “Six Mile Post,” P.O. Box 1864, Rome, GA
30162-1864. Letters must be signed by the author. Publication and editing of letters
will be at the discretion of the editors.
Page 6, SIX MILE POST, February 22, 2005
As one door closes,
another opens
I can’t spell, but I sure can count!
By Jason Sapp
[email protected]
Guest Columnist
grandchildren are attending
Floyd College, have them pick up
a paper and maybe you will again
see my face on it.
Before leaving I would like to
publicly thank Dr. Kemper for
the time she spent with me both
years ago, turning a smart alec
kid into a writer through her
motivation and journalism
classes, as well as the endless
amount of hard work she puts in
to this day teaching students how
to become reporters. I respect her
for her passion for the “Six Mile
Post” and its writers.
I would also like to thank Sam
Chapman, “Six Mile Post” editor, who has offered advice
without being pushy and support through missed deadlines
and extended word counts. His
energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Sam, I believe you have
found your calling, so good luck.
I know you will go far.
There are many experiences
to be had in this lifetime. Remember the life clock is ticking
so we had better get started and
experience everything that we
can. And as a good friend of
mine always says, catch you on
the rebound.
Art by Atteka Abdou, 2005
It seems to me life, as in all
parts of it, continues in cycles.
My personal school cycle since
I was 18 was to go to school for
a little while and then drop out.
By accepting a new sales position with long hours, I am once
again continuing my cycle.
I will miss writing articles
for the “Six Mile Post.” I hope
you have enjoyed reading my
articles as much as I have enjoyed writing them.
Much like the Phoenix, I will
one day rise again from the
ashes to continue my education.
I have promised my mom that I
will graduate college by the
time I am 60.
So when your children or
Through My Eyes
Letter to the Editor...
Soldier’s letter from Iraq
an ‘eye-opener’
Dear Editor,
I am writing in regards to the
“Letter from Iraq…” article of the
Jan. 31st newspaper. When it
comes to the war in Iraq, I try my
best to stay uninformed. An incident pertaining to the war was
introduced to me and has absolutely traumatized me for the
rest of my life.
Back in April of 2004, I was
shown the video of the beheading
of Nicholas Berg that took place
in Iraq. The video was posted on
the internet and someone pulled
it up on a computer screen. From
watching that video, I developed
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
causing my anxiety to sky-rocket.
Now, I am horrified of anything portraying to the war in
Iraq. As I was walking through
the halls of Floyd College, I
picked up a copy of the newspaper and began to read it, not expecting to find anything relating
to the war.
Fortunately, I saw the article,
“Letter from Iraq…” but decided
not to read it. Then something
sparked my interest, causing me
to read it. I took in all the information the American soldier had
written. It really hit home
though, knowing that he is from
Six mile poll
Rome, Georgia.
In all actuality, as frightened
as I am of Iraq, I would love to
hear more soldiers’ points of view
of it. So thank you to everyone
involved in posting this article.
It was a great idea and a big eyeopener!
Nikki Gallimore
Education Major
Rome, Ga.
“Will American troops
still be in Iraq at the
end of President
George W. Bush’s
second term?”
YES - 100%
NO - 0%
What do you think about the Floyd
College name change proposal?
Sarah Columbo
Scott Blair
Rome Campus
Rome Campus
Rome Campus
Rome Campus
Rome Campus
Journalism Major
History Major
Undeclared Major
Criminal Justice Major
Medical Technology Major
“The whole point to changing
the name is to help the growth
of the school. The more we do
to help the school grow, the
better education we’ll receive.”
“I don’t care what the name of
the school is. The school is not
made by the name, but rather
the teachers and students.”
“I think it’s stupid. The name of
the college is fine and it wasn’t
publicized enough on campus
for the students to give good
“I think whatever name is
“I think there should be a
name change, but I don’t like
the name Etowah.”
Ammar Abdellatif
Candice Peugh
Tri Ly
Poll by Bethany Holt
February 22, 2005, SIX MILE POST, Page 7
Not considered your ‘average’ FC student
By David Winters
[email protected]
Staff Writer
And Sam Chapman
[email protected]
The people you pass in the
hallways may look like average
people, but each person is like an
unread book full of memories and
experiences that some only
dream about.
Beau Boddie is one of those
Throughout the early part of
his life, Beau had unknowingly
involved himself with many famous – and infamous – 60’s and
70’s icons.
“Berkley was the place to be
in the 60’s,” said Beau.
In the early 60’s, when Beau
used to play basketball with his
neighbors, he didn’t pass the ball
to one of his early companions
Sylvester Stewart, who, unbeknownst at the time, would later
became Sly Stone, the front-man
for the funk and soul band Sly
and The Family Stone.
“I still remember him as a
little kid saying ‘C’mon man, pass
the ball, pass the ball’,” said
Beau. “He wasn’t one of the better players.”
Sly Stone wasn’t the only future celebrity that Beau knew as
a child.
Throughout his school years,
he was friends with Lenny
Pickett, the saxophonist for the
early 70’s rock ‘n’ funk band
Photo by Josh Grubb
Beau Boddie, a physician’s assistant major from Rome, works
in the FC library. He has had many interesting life
experiences and is now at FC to further his education.
Tower of Power.
Beau also saw Jimi Hendrix
in concert up close, and for free.
“It wasn’t like going to a concert
now where it’s more about the
artist than the music. Hendrix
just got on stage and did his
thing,” he said.
Beau’s life hasn’t been only
cided to pursue one of his childhood dreams and enlisted in the
Marines to serve his country.
In 1972, he was assigned to
the Marine 1st Recon Battalion
in Camp Pendleton, CA. He was
then sent into action during the
American pullout of Vietnam and
was wounded by a gunshot to the
leg. After being promoted to sergeant, he left the service in 1976.
After his time in the Marines,
Beau decided to follow another
one of his dreams, medicine.
He went back to Washington,
D.C., his birthplace, and became
a neo-natal paramedic. His primary responsibilities were taking care of infant intensive care
cases and dealing with high risk
maternity cases such as mothers
with health problems and babies
with high risks of being born with
problems related to parental
drug abuse.
After many years, he later became the director of Shepherd’s
House in Conyers, Ga. At the
Shepherd’s House, Beau helped
former prisoners during a 90 day
program to get back on their feet
after being in prison.
In 2002 Beau decided to return to furthering his education.
“Someone told me about this
little place called Rome and said
that there were some good
schools here, so I came up here
and fell in love with the weather,”
he said. So Beau went back to
school to study to be a physician’s
In addition to pursuing his
degree, Beau works for the AIDS
Resource Council, Inc. in Rome as
a counselor. Beau says that helping people deal with AIDS is one
of his greatest feelings.
Being able to help someone
and hopefully make a difference,
he feels, is truly a great thing.
Now, Beau is trying to simply
get through math and the other
obstacles of Floyd College.
He is currently working also
as a student worker in the library. He says that his life has
been fun and that he looks forward to the rest of it.
“It’s not what you do in the
year you were born and the year
you die that count, it’s what happened in between that matters
most,” he said.
Photo courtesy of djmick.co.uk
Photo courtesy of vh1.com
celebrity oriented. One of Beau’s
passions is helping his fellow
man. In 1968 he caught the revolution fever and, with many others, picketed an International
House of Pancakes for not hiring
Intrigued by veterans coming
home from Vietnam, Beau de-
Beau Boddie saw Jimi Hendrix (left) play live in the 60’s and
he also played basketball with a young Sylvester Stewart
(right), who later became Sly Stone, of Sly and The Family
Contributed photo
This is the poster for the Jimi Hendrix performance that Beau Boddie attended. The Berkeley
Community Theatre is the complex that held the event. This is one of many interesting
things Boddie has experienced throughout his life.
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Page 8, SIX MILE POST, February 22, 2005
Holographic technology now available
By Dustin Taylor
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Many science fiction innovations have become reality in the
last 50 years.
One of these is Io2
Technology’s Heliodisplay. Conceived by Chad Dyner, the
Heliodisplay is described by Io2’s
website as “the world’s first freespace display from which digital
information can be viewed and
The Heliodisplay allows users
to look at a projected image that
floats in mid air. Users may also
select and manipulate graphic information without the aid of a
mouse or keyboard. Users are
also able to physically drag and
drop digital information as if it
existed in front of them.
It would be inaccurate to call
this a touch-screen monitor because it doesn’t involve a monitor at all. According to Io2
Technology’s official website,
“There are no special gloves, or
pointing devices, just as you use
a mouse to move the cursor on a
At $18,600, the Heliodisplay
costs four times more than a high
end plasma TV. “When the technology is more affordable,” said
Barnes, “people will be much
more willing to buy one.”
But Io2 Technology contends
that their product has many
other, non-consumer-based applications. Among those are
heads-up displays for surgeons,
virtual privacy scans and collaborative decision making in airtraffic control, military command
and engineering design.
More information on the
Heliodisplay is avaliable at
Photo courtesy of io2technology.com
The Heliodisplay technology is demonstrated to a group of people. Io2 Technology is the
company that is developing and marketing this product.
traditional computer monitor,
you can use your finger to move
Heliodisplay image.”
The Heliodisplay projects
multiple two-dimensional images
that simulate three-dimensional
objects . It is backwards compat-
ible with most two-dimensional
video sources including TV, DVD,
HDTV and video game consoles.
Additionally, this will work with
virtually any Pentium III or
higher computer.
Weighing in at 28 pounds, the
Heliodisplay is not likely to re-
place flat screen computer monitors anytime soon. “It’s not the
weight that people will be concerned with,” said Dr. Jimmy
Barnes, associate professor of
math and computer science at
Floyd College. “In the end, the
price is what people really care
Editor’s note:
Dr. H. Lynn Cundiff, former
president of Floyd College, is CEO
of a company called 3dh, which
is marketing 3D Holoprojection
as a tool of classroom use. According to the Nov. 11 online version of the “Chronicle of Higher
Education,” Cundiff has been
demonstrating the technology to
educators as a learning enhancement tool.
February 22, 2005, SIX MILE POST,
Page 9
Dudley Salley supports
study abroad program
By Chris Bishop
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Dr. Dudley Salley, professor
of economics at Floyd College,
has been an active part of the
study abroad programs at Floyd
College during his entire time
here and had prior experience
with other study abroad trips
when he taught at a University
in Florida.
During his time in Florida,
Salley began to fully understand
what study abroad is all about.
“It really widens your views,” he
said. “When you go to another
country and see what all is out
there, it is like going from a little
room, not just to a bigger room,
but to the top of the hill where
you can see everything.”
According to Salley, it is
amazing to actually see in person
things that have just been seen
on television and in magazines,
such as the Eiffel Tower or the
1972 Olympic Stadium in
Munich, Germany.
“You become much more
aware of the world and its history
when you see these things with
your own eyes and say to yourself, ‘Hey, it actually does exist,’”
Salley said.
His last trip with Floyd College was a journey to SchwabishGmund, Germany, from June 23
to Aug. 1 of 2004. While being
housed in the dorms of the
Schwabish-Gmund campus, the
students were able to visit several sites in Germany, including
Marketplatz, Rothenburg and
Photo by Sam Chapman
Contributed Photo
Rothenburg, Germany
Dr. Dudley Salley has decorated his office with momentos from his travels.
Schwabish-Hall. On the week- When you go on a field trip and gotten to consider study abroad.
ends, the students were free to get lost, or whether it is just go- He points out that not only can
travel independently to other ing to the drugstore to get sup- students receive course credit,
German cities and even nearby plies, you always come back home but that the cost for the trip is
usually quite affordable.
with an interesting story.”
Floyd College’s current study
Salley says he becomes more
Salley encourages any stufascinated with the world with dent who wishes to explore the abroad coordinator is Dr. Alberta
each new trip. “When you are out world, to learn more about other Johnson, professor of psycholthere in a strange, new place, cultures, and to have an exciting ogy,. She may be reached at
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Page 10, SIX MILE POST, February 22, 2005
Flogging Molly returns listeners to band’s Irish roots
for the shores of sweet Barbados
where the sugar cane grows
taller than the God we once believed in.” The title track
“Within A Mile of Home” gives
the best punk/Irish blend of all.
The beat and lyrics are modern but that fiddle still sings and
Dave King’s thick Irish accent
laces each word.On some of their
older albums the punk influences
are more obvious and Ireland
takes a back seat.
But with “Within A Mile of
Home,” Flogging Molly gets back
to their roots.So if you like a little
sham with your rock, be sure to
pick up this latest album by Flogging Molly.
By Alex Kekel
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Music Review
Anyone who’s been to
Warped Tour in the last few
years should recognize the
name Flogging Molly.
This Irish punk band isn’t
one easily forgotten. Their
unique sound and amazing
stage presence have captured
the hearts of fans everywhere.
Their newest album,
“Within a Mile of Home,” beautifully blends punk rock and
traditional Irish folk music once
again. This cut may lean a little
more toward the Irish side of
the fence than some others, but
it still has that same magic.
From the beginning of the
album with the roaring track
“The Seven Deadly Sins” you
start craving a Guinness. The
fiddle takes the stage during
the bridge and electric guitars
back her up.
Following is “Factory Girls,”
Photo courtesy of rollingstone.com
Flogging Molly’s newest album, “Within a Mile of Home,” takes one to Ireland. Many of the
tracks on this album include traditional Irish instruments.
a little slower with the tin whistle
bringing a melancholy tone to the
track. This song and “Whistles
the Wind” keep the punk at bay
and bring traditional Irish folk to
the foreground.Picking up the
pace a bit is “The Light of A Fading Star” followed by my favorite
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Movie Review
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track, “Tobacco Island,” which is
a fast and furious song speaking
of the Irish being shipped to Barbados: “All to hell we must sail
“Boogeyman” is nothing to be
scared of.
Among the other 17 horror
films that are coming out this
month, “Boogeyman” and
“Constantine” are the only ones
that seem to have any promise to
scare, or at least be any good.
Let’s just say “Boogeyman”
didn’t live up to anything. It’s a
bunch of close-ups on doorknobs
and creaky sounds meshed with
some quick camera moves.
Despite all that, it’s just not
This film stars Barry Watson
from the television series “Seventh Heaven.” He’s a wuss on the
show, and an even bigger wuss in
the movie.
Watson plays Tim, a grown
man who has been scared of the
Boogeyman since his father mysteriously disappeared (apparently taken by the Boogeyman)
when he was a child. So ever
since then, Tim has been scared
of opening doors and closets.
When his mother dies Tim,
goes to his old house to prove his
fears wrong, but just as we’d suspect, the Boogeyman is back and
after him, and a few of his girlfriends, too.
There’s a bunch of waiting for
something to happen throughout
the first two-thirds of this movie.
Then the last act seems like
everyone who participated in the
movie just threw their hands up
in the air and said “screw it!”
For example, some creepy
little girl is out in Barry’s tool
shed waiting to talk to him.
I don’t know about you, but
the tool shed is the first place I
go when I want to talk to someone.
It’s just stupid!
Basically, it’s the single oldest trick in the lame-o horror
book: when you have no REAL
scares for your regulars, it’s best
to just throw a bunch of loud
noises and flashing lights onto
the screen.
A good word for it is anticlimactic (or just crap) and it leaves
you with a “That was it?!” kind
of attitude.
So unless you feel like being
disappointed, I suggest you just
wait for “Constantine” to open
featuring Keanu Reeves.
February 22, 2005, SIX MILE POST, Page 11
Try Thai: ‘Surin of Thailand’ is a fresh
Slam poet slams inspiration
to Floyd College students
and spicy change from the chains
By Hartwell Brooks
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Jamaican slam poet
Kirk Nugent, known as
“The People’s Poet” by
his fans, spoke to Floyd
College students on
Feb. 10. Slam poets
shout or rap their
pieces to entertain the
crowd and express
their message. This
was Nugent’s first
performance at Floyd.
Restaurant Review
Photos By Josh Grubb
If you’re looking for a change
from the chain restaurants that
attempt to hide their prepackaged food under the guise of a
waiter or waitress, try Surin of
Thailand, located in the heart of
Virginia Highlands in Atlanta.
With its open seating and serene
ambiance, created by its dim
lighting and Eastern feel of cleanliness, Surin is the perfect place
to bring a date or just to dine with
friends or family.
For an appetizer, try the crab
angel rolls: cream cheese and
crab inside a crisp pastry. Basil
rolls stuffed with lettuce, basil,
bean sprouts, shrimp and pork
are another favorite. The rolls
themselves are good, but the dipping sauce is truly what makes
Book ‘Degas by Himself’ is great, by itself
By Amanda Cordle
[email protected]
Staff Writer
Book Review
In “Degas by Himself (Artist
by Himself)” editor Richard
Kendall pulls together many of
the famous 19th century painter
and sculptor Edgar Degas’ personal notebooks, letters and
other writings to help narrate
Degas’ collection of drawings,
prints and paintings. There are
also comments and critiques of
Degas from his close friends and
This incredibly affordable
book is filled with beautiful full
color prints by Degas, and even
features some of his notes in his
own handwriting.
There is also a helpful section
at the end of the book that introduces the reader to each person
with whom Degas corresponds in
his letters and writings. The 100
color prints of Degas works range
from his apprentice days starting
in 1850 to paintings of his old age
in 1912.
The apprentice section is introduced with a self-portrait of a
handsome, young Degas painted
in 1856.
The section also includes nu- prints of female workers, society
merous notebook entries by De- women and women bathing. The
gas about what it is like being a bachelor never settled with a
student of the world and study- woman, but he placed them in a
ing the light and planes of the en- great deal of his work.
During the final part of the
vironment. He describes his personal trepidation about being book, which discusses Degas’ old
able to accurately capture life on age, almost all of his works are
his canvases. There are color drawings, pastels and sculptures
prints of several of the young which focus mostly on landscapes
artist’s studies, as well as land- and women bathing, dressing
and doing their hair.
porDegas was suffering
traits, nudes
from poor eyesight
and realistic
and bad health, and
even though he was
not feeling well tosection of the
wards the end of his
book deals with
life, his work was fithe Impressionnally famous so he
ist era. Degas is
was pushed to combest known for
plete more than he
his impressionfelt he could.
ist work. Degas
This book is well
writes of his
worth its incredibly
visit to America
low price. It is rare
and traveling
that one may find an
from New York
to New Orleans. There are many art book that is so affordable, esletters to other famous painters pecially one filled with 100 exfrom this era as well, such as amples of fine art as Degas’. Art
Tissot, Manet, Pissarro and, his history courses give students a
later love interest, Mary Cassatt. lot of knowledge about technique,
The paintings in this section but they cannot provide the inare among his best. They include sight into the artist’s soul and
his famous ballerina paintings, personality the way “Degas by
as well as a large collection of Himself” does.
them special. The sauce is hot,
but so sweet that even those who
do not like spicy foods will enjoy
Surin offers a variety of soups
and salads, but I usually skip
ahead to the main course. However, my friends have ordered the
shrimp and coconut soup many
times and have always enjoyed it.
I tasted it once, and it was surprisingly sweet and rich.
For a main course, which can
range from mild to extreme in
spiciness, you can’t go wrong with
the chicken panang, which is a
mildly spicy chicken dish in a red
curry paste mixed with bell peppers and basil leaves. I have ordered this dish many times and
have never been dissatisfied by
its quality. The chicken is always
fresh and never rubbery like the
chicken you get at many of the
chain restaurants. The sauce is
sweet and savory, but not thick.
The bell peppers and basil fuse
with the other elements of the
dish to create a cleansing, satisfying entrée that will not leave
you stuffed or feeling guilty for
having eaten it.
For dessert, go for the coconut ice cream, a staple at most
Thai restaurants. Surin’s coconut
ice cream is light, rich, sweet and
mild all at the same time.
Please do not ask me to explain myself any further… you
just have to try it for yourself. Go
to Virginia Highlands near the
intersection of Virginia and
North Highland Avenues in Atlanta. Buy your girlfriend some
shoes at Bill Hallman (on the
same block, right down the
street) and then go to Surin of
Thailand… your taste buds will
thank you for the experience.
Vegetarian selections are also
Pricing: Moderate. Surin of
Thailand is located at 810 North
Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Ga.
Page 12, SIX MILE POST, February 22, 2005
Intramural 5-on-5 basketball action
heats up the gym game by game
By Becky Crooks
[email protected]
Staff Writer
With the first game played on
Feb. 2, intramural basketball is
During the first game, the
Real Splitters defeated the Slackers 43-41. Orlando Morgan led
the Real Splitters with 18 points,
while Blake Pattillo had 24
points for the Slackers.
In the second game that day,
the Angry Sheephearders (that is
the correct spelling) defeated
Trailer Trash 44-20. Stephen
Mink and Tim Smith led the Angry Sheephearders with 15
points each.
On Feb. 10, the games started
with a match between the Slackers and Trailer Trash. During the
first half of the game, the Slackers were playing short handed,
missing Ammar Abdellatif, but
not seeming to lose any momentum. The score was 25-20 at halftime with the Slackers in the
The only drawback to the
Slackers’ first half was when Eric
Hopper and Pattillo, who both
play for the Slackers, found
themselves fighting over the ball.
The officials didn’t know how to
call that foul.
Abdellatif made it in time for
the second half. The second half
was also dominated by the Slackers, who never lost the lead. The
final score was 68-38.
Excited from winning the
game, Pattillo said, “I’d like to
thank Ronnie Kelly for all his
great assists.”
During the second game of the
day, the Angry Sheephearders
Photo by Josh Grubb
LEFT: Seth Ingram, a
political science major
from Cedartown, takes a
shot for the Angry
TOP RIGHT: Tim Smith,
an education major from
Rome, (right), goes for the
RIGHT: Phillip Breaux, a
special education major
from Lyerly, plays
Photo by Josh Grubb
took on the Real Splitters. It was
a tight and equally matched
game from the beginning.
The Angry Sheephearders
played hard, even when Seth
Ingram answered his cell phone
while the ball was in play.
The lead was passed back and
forth between the teams, but the
Angry Sheephearders held onto
the lead into the second half.
The Real Splitters had their
fifth player show up during halftime, which gave them the advantage in head count. Sterling
Peace made a 3-pointer tying the
Photo by Josh Grubb
game at 35-35, and this also
seemed to boost the Real Splitters’ confidence a little.
After that, everyone was on
the edge of their seats wanting
to know who could win this
“duel.” When the final buzzer
went off, everyone exhaled, and
Arena football is coming on strong in Georgia
As Rome’s arena football
team gets geared up to
kick off on March 25,
Georgia Force football is
going on now and is going full force, so to say.
The Force names
might not be those of
Vick, Manning or Farve,
but names like Troy
Bergeron are quickly getting noticed here in Georgia.
Bergeron, the youngest
player to ever play in the AFL at
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By Tony Potts
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Staff Writer
the age of 20 last year, is one of
the best receivers in the league.
It might be the Arena Foot-
ball League, but it’s still football.
And on any level, turnovers will
kill you. The Georgia Force
made that adage stand up Saturday night, Feb. 12, at Philips
Arena, defeating the Arizona
Rattlers 61- 47.
The win that night was witnessed by the largest crowd in
Georgia Force history —
Bergeron caught eight balls,
including three touchdowns. His
254 total yards fell just 20 yards
short of a franchise record.
Arena football is fast paced
and high scoring.
While some say that running
is not an asset to the league,
most coaches will disagree. On
a field half the size of a regulation field, the red zone offense
has to be a running game.
While game scores normally
reach the 40s, the excitement
never stops for arena football.
the Angry Sheephearders modestly smiled in victory with a win
of 45-44. Smith said it best, “Everybody played hard; we just got
The next basketball game will
be played 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 in
the gym.
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